Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

    Game » consists of 5 releases. Released Nov 09, 2010

    Beat up a lot of people to win the heart of your girlfriend in this retro-themed 2D side-scrolling beat-em-up based on the Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels.

    kalmis's Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (PlayStation Network (PS3)) review

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    A fitting movie to get a own 8-bit game. Not in sense that the movie is something spectacular. Instead fitting based on the video game references the franchise does. That again is based on Bryan Lee O'Malley comic books.  

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    As with the movie I feel that the game doesn't hit the target audience properly. Licensed game based on a teenage movie which again is basically a 8-bit brawler game. One would think that the majority of movies audience don't see the charm of this old game?   Game mechanism is not too different for 8-bit era time either. Many relations can be drawn in to old school brawler games such as River City Ransom and even Street Fighter games. Where the protagonist travels in a 2D world battling from left to right against hordes of enemies. More depth is added with a RPG elements where player will get experience and currency from killing enemies. These again unlock more special moves and items.

    The story follows Scott Pilgrim's absurd plot where Scott needs to fight seven of his girlfriend ex-boyfriends. Ideal setting for a video game with its seven bosses and varying locations. Game is not 100% true to the movie but the added extra bosses suit the crazy plot. 

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     Presentation is a 8-bit look as mentioned. Scott and his countless enemies are sprites. Backgrounds are static 2D. The pixelated look might not be for everyone, but it always nice to see such a new retro game. Audio in game is done by Anamaguchi and can't think of more fitting band to do it. 

    Game has three difficulty levels and bunch of unlockables. For fan of Scott Pilgrim and the retro gameplay there is enough to get money's worth. Not to mention the local 4-player multiplayer mode which one can only imagine being very funny.
    All and all good traditional beat-em up with no real flaws. Only thing worth mentioning would be the fact that the gameplay is rather simple and might(will?) become repetitive.    

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      "We've got unfinished business, I and he" 0

      Let's get one thing straight: yes indeed, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game is heavy on the references and many a past video game will be mentioned or at the very least illicit a "hey I remember that!". 3D Dot Game Heroes, released earlier this year, did the same thing although its focus was primarily on one thing: Legend of Zelda, and specifically the first one. Scott Pilgrim's on the other hand come from all over the place from Mega Man to River City Ransom to Turtles in Time and many othe...

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      A Beat-Em-Up Filled With References Everywhere... 0

      Note - Videos are from the XBLA version, but the PSN version is pretty much identical for the most part.     When you have a movie coming out that is filled with video game references or reminds yourself of your gaming past time, it sounds pretty cool in concept. That is the case with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World starring Michael Cera as he dates Ramona, but he has to deal with her seven exes. All of this seems like a cool video game as well as Ubisoft Montreal decided make an old-school beat-em-...

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